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THE BALTIMORE JEWISH HOME
FEBRUARY 22, 2018
Lotus Cookie Butter Cheesecake Hamantashen Sweet caramel cookie butter and classic creamy cheesecake are a match made in hamantashen heaven. The cookie crumble and the glaze on top are the perfect topping to this holiday treat. This recipe makes about 20 hamantashen.
INGREDIENTS Dough 2/3 cup sugar ½ cup oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2 ½ cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 cup cheesecake filling (recipe
below) 1 cup Lotus cookie butter Crushed lotus cookie for garnish
Cheesecake Filling 1 8oz. package of cream cheese 1/3 cup of sugar (you could use ½ cup if you like it very sweet) 1 tsp of vanilla extract
Cookie Butter Icing ¾ cup powdered sugar 1 TBS almond or soy milk. Water can also be used 1 TBS Biscoff Lotus cookie butter
PREPARATION Cream together sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Slowly add flour and baking powder. Mix together. The dough might be crumbly; use your hands to smooth it out and combine it. Roll out dough on floured surface (about ¼ to 1/8 thick. Not too thick since then the circles are hard to shape and will open up. Not too thin since then it will rip when shaping or filling) and cut out circles using a large circle cookie cutter or the rim of a large glass cup or mason jar. Combine the cheesecake ingredients together in a separate bowl until smooth. It should yield around 1 cup of filling. Fill center of the circle of dough with cheesecake filling (about ½ tsp to 1 tsp) then add a ½ teaspoon cookie butter on top of cheesecake batter. Fold over one side, then the next and finally bring the bottom up to the top. Gently pinch the corners. You can also simply bring up the sides, forming a triangle by pinching the corners together. Bake on 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes depending on how soft or crispy you want them. I like them super soft so I bake them for about 12 minutes. Combine the ingredients for the icing until smooth. Allow hamantashen to cool off then drizzle cookie butter icing on top and sprinkle lotus cookie crumbs over glaze. These hamantashen freeze well.
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